We constantly hear guys telling us that all they want is the most basic, no-frills, old-school car to have fun in. Well, fellas are it is. We found this 1964 Chevy Biscayne for sale on AllCollectorCars.com and it fits the mold of everyone who wants to just dump the the clutch, row the gears, and not worry about anything else. This thing has black paint, a couple of black bench seats, a little 283ci small block and that’s about it. The paint looks great, the price looks right to us at a shade under $20,000 and it doesn’t seem like you’ll have to worry about such complexities as power steering or brakes!
The Biscayne was Chevrolet’s lowest trim level during the middle 1960s and that made them the lightest and therefore most unassuming cars in the lineup. The legendary L72 big block cars get all kinds of attention. Those came a few years after machines like this one did, but we’re going to guess that even with the little 283, this car is plenty of fun to drive. Additionally, we think it would be awesome to build a really ratty looking but stout small block to play into the sleeper image of the car. Or you could leave well enough alone and just drive this black beauty as it sits.
The 283 looks like it has an aftermarket carb on it and an aluminum intake manifold but it still has the stock exhaust manifolds in place so if it’s making more than 200hp at the wheels we’d be surprised. That’s all easily fixed though.
How would you “do” this Biscayne?